Ramen Revolution: Ramendo

Staff Writer
Ramen Revolution: Ramendo

IMG_8260

Photo by Sharon Cho

Jorgen comes from a background in chemistry, time spent abroad in Japan as well as time working for Boston-based ramen restaurant Yume Wo Katare. Jorgen credits an insatiable craving for ramen day and night as a key component in his and Yuto’s collaboration.

IMG_8235

Photo by Sharon Cho

Yuto, originally from Tokyo, was inspired to start Ramendo by an Introduction to Entrepreneurship class. Tragically, “there is no good ramen in Hanover; one has to go to either New York or Boston.” Ramendo strives to fill a ramen market for an American palette, right here in Hanover.

IMG_8249

Photo by Sharon Cho

After a brief history lesson on how ramen came to Japan as a wheat noodle from China, which the Japanese then customized to their liking, Spoon members embarked on creating their own bowl of ramen. As we soon found out, a bowl of ramen can be tailored and personalized in a variety of ways through the use of various garnishes such as pork, soy sauce, chicken, eggs, chili, seaweed and more — the possibilities are limitless.

IMG_8243

Photo by Sharon Cho

Ramen has 5 components: the soup or broth (usually chicken or pork based, or even miso based), the base sauce, the flavor oils (which add a savory umami flavor along with smokiness), the noodles (which vary in texture and chewiness) and lastly, the toppings (for an added aesthetic and flavor boost). Every participant was given a bowl of soup, but then experimented with different types of other components, truly experiencing how every step is intricately compartmentalized and layered differently.

IMG_8234

Photo by Sharon Cho

Whether you’ve never had an authentic ramen experience or are striving to consume 2,000+ bowls of ramen like Jorgen, a steaming bowl of noodles is available at Tuck.

Location: Byrne Hall, Tuck Mall, Hanover, NH 03755
Hours of Operation:
 Tue. 11am-2pm, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

View the original post, Ramen Revolution: Ramendo, on Spoon University.

Check out more good stuff from Spoon University here:

Tags